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New trustees to the Nikau Foundation


New trustees to the Nikau Foundation add wealth of experience


Three new trustees to the Nikau Foundation board bring wide experience across professions and communities.

Greg Kelly is a recognised authority in the areas of wills, trusts and estates and established Greg Kelly Law in 2009 which specialises in these areas. He is a contributor and author for many publications on trust law and has presented seminars for the Law Society, accountants’ groups and other organisations on this area of law. He has a Masters in Law with Distinction from Victoria University.

“I believe that local community charities have a critical role in furthering the interests of their communities. The Wellington region needs an active well-resourced and well-managed community charity and the Nikau Foundation can fulfil that role.”

Susan Hornsby-Geluk is one of New Zealand’s leading employment lawyers and is a regular commentator on television, radio and in print. She also works on complex strategic matters with most of her work at Chief Executive or Board level. She is currently Managing Partner of Dundas Street law firm and has been partner at Chen Palmer and at Kensington Swan in Wellington.

"I want Wellington to remain a thriving and vibrant community and this is a way for me to make that happen".

Pancha Narayanan is Managing Director of Promac International Limited – a project management consultancy. Pancha has also worked for many years as a volunteer in the migrant and refugee communities. He has also been President of the New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils and the Multicultural Council of Wellington.

“I feel humbled and privileged to have been invited to participate in the act of giving. I am reminded of a quotation: ‘Helping others without anticipating or expecting others to help you in return, that is the path to spiritual prosperity.’ I look forward to learning how to give.”

The Nikau Foundation is part of a worldwide family of community foundations created to provide a simple, effective and long-lasting way for people to leave legacies to local causes and to ensure these gifts will achieve maximum benefit into the future.

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